It wasn't my forte, though I tried. But if I could have been a good naturalist drawer I think I would have enjoyed that, sitting on a stone in the woods, sketching into charming notebooks. Hokusai, the great Japanese artist was supposedly a bit like that, sketching endlessly.
But it wasn't for me. I didn't really have the flair for it.
Until now! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I am mad with the power of cheesy photo filters I buy.
My latest purchase is called graphite, and attempts to simulate drawings, pens, pencils, markers, different papers. You will have seen an occasional photo using this method in the past couple of weeks. But today I thought I'd go all in with black and white sketches chasing after some mild old lost dreams.
While these might not be exactly what I was hoping for when I sat down on a falling tree to sketch in my youth, they might be close enough for me.
Better late than never.